Below are just some of the developments of Deanna’s work.
RESPECT Graduate Chaplaincy Program, 2022. CareDoula Certificate Program chosen as the End-of-Life Certificate Educator. First in the world.
Deanna's Book Published in Spanish, 2022.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2018: End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council, First Chair (April 2018 until December 2020).
Published first End-of-Life Doula & Healthcare Advocacy book, "Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates," February 2019. #1 Bestseller in 3 Categories, Aging, Death & Grief, and New Books.
Advisory Council, Elizabeth Kubler Ross Foundation, Mexico Centro, San Miguel de Allende, 2019.
CareDoula® trademark approved, 2019! CareDoula® is our Method of training world-class leaders in accompanying the dying and in our School of Accompanying the Dying, home to our Certified End-of-Life Doula Program.
Neighbor to Neighbor, Community CareDoula® Program. Free Foundation Level training for caregivers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals, 2019.
National Professional End-of-Life Doula Conference, New York City, 2018. World class Doula Healthcare focused event. Co-organizer of event.
International Death Doula Conference Teaching Team since 2017 with Doorway Into Light, Hawaii's only nonprofit funeral home founded by Ram Dass, Rev Bodhi Be, and Leilah Be.
National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, 2017. Founding member and first Vice President.
5orporate Consultant and Doula Program Developer since 2016.
Development of EOL Doula Hospice Programs (complete with training). Only corporate package of its kind with innovative solutions for hospices and healthcare organizations to not be left behind in our end-of-life healthcare crisis, 2015.
Founder, End-of-Life Practitioners Collective (ELPC), 2014 - 2020. ELPC was the world's 1st multi-disciplinary community for independent end-of-life practitioners. The main mission of ELPC was to connect families with providers. The secondary mission is to support providers and to role model for each other exceptional care.
Reiki & Therapeutic Touch Practitioner since 2014.
CareDoula® School of Accompanying the Dying, Founded 2010. Premier End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program in the U.S., the first program to include laypeople as well as health care professionals.
World Hospice Day, 2008. Event Co-Coordinator for the 2008 2nd annual Austin Texas Celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day with Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
World Hospice Day, 2007. Event Organizer for the 1st Austin Texas Celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. City of Austin Proclamation.
Trained Mediator, Austin Dispute Resolution Center, 2007.
Certified Celebrant, trained by Doug Manning, 2007.
Palliative Care Blog, 2006. First End-of-Life Doula and Palliative Care Resource Center.
Quality of Life Care, LLC founded 2005 to reduce suffering at the end of life by providing free public education and private training in accompanying the dying and palliative care awareness.
Palliative Consultant & Private Practice End-of-Life Doula since 2005.
Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPM) during Deanna's hospice career.
RN in end-of-life care within and outside of hospice since 2000.